Exhibit chronicles women’s empowerment through fashion

Cornell Chronicle
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Coretta Scott King wears a local 1199 union cap during the 1969 “Union Power, Soul Power” campaign, where she served as honorary chair and advocated for health care workers’ rights on the picket line in Charleston, South Carolina. Kheel Center/Provided

Chronicling how women have strategically used fashion to empower and collectively uplift themselves, the exhibition is part of the 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial and explores the Biennial theme of “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival” through fashion objects. It was curated by students in fiber science and apparel design.

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